How often do you spend the night in a casino parking lot or RV park?

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Casinos can be a great place for RVers to spend the night. How often do you spend the night in a casino parking lot or casino RV park? Many of them have beautiful grounds, level parking lots, security officers, Wi-Fi and, of course, fun, games and food on-site. Some of them aren’t as nice, but they do the job just fine for a night or two here and there.

Do you find yourself staying in casino parking lots or RV parks often? Sometimes? Never? If you have a favorite casino to stay overnight at, will you tell us about it here? We’re starting a new column about this, so we’d appreciate your input.

And, of course, we appreciate your input in the polls here too. Today’s poll should load below shortly. Thanks for voting.

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Paul S Goldberg
19 days ago

We stay in Casinos from time to time. Often to meet friends when our paths are crossing. We seldom enter the building since most are full of cigarette smoke. I may go in to register if necessary, but that is about it.

Lisa Adcox
20 days ago

We plan to use a Casino RV Park on next planned trip. In Tunica.

Tom
21 days ago

stayed at several over the years, sometimes in their RV parks (Fee) a few times in just parking lot If close to our travels we stop for lunch or just stretch our legs.

Roy
21 days ago

We love stopping at casinos for overnight while traveling in our MH. We’ve found that most have great restaurants/food with a reasonable price.

Last edited 21 days ago by Roy
Michael DuFrene
21 days ago

My wife and I are new to Rving. We bought an ’84 Coachmen last year. We go to South Dakota state parks.

Diane Mc
21 days ago

We use to quite often when we needed an overnight. Our favorite was the Atlantis in Reno. Parked in the parking lot, no hookups. Had/has great restaurants…love the Oyster Bar, upstairs, or the Steakhouse. So it was our way of celebrating the first night of a trip or our last celebration before returning home. However, they stopped letting RV’s park overnight a number of years ago. Think it was a new city ordinance. We also used the Grand Sierra in Reno and other in Mississippi & Louisiana. Most, not all, have very good restaurants. We only play video poker….for $10 to $20 can play for couple of hours and sometimes leave with more than you spent!

Ron L
21 days ago

We have never spent even one night at a casino parking lot….not one.

Sink Jaxon
21 days ago

Just polling this question really defines what is camping as compared to what is travelling around the country in an RV. Personally I don’t want to have to make a choice, or be compelled to staying at a Walmart parking lot OR a casino parking lot of any kind! I’ll leave that to the full timers. I’m in it for the camping, on DIRT, in the great outdoors! Deserts, lakes, mountains and rivers. Away from cities, traffic and people. Ok.. you can give me all your down votes now 🙂

Shannon
21 days ago

We’ve stayed at Sky City off the 40 in NM a number of times. Inexpensive hookups, quiet, clean bathrooms and a nice restaurant. We don’t gamble so no need to worry about losing our shirts. We’re definitely open to staying at casinos if convenient and affordable.

David Allen
21 days ago

Never stayed in a Casino lot and never gone in a Casino. Stay all the time in RV Parks.

Goldie
21 days ago

WinStar Casino at the TX/OK border (I-35) is probably my favorite although many others have great campgrounds. There are a few we have tried that we would not go back to but those are rare. Usually they are a good value and have free transportation to the casino for a chance to have a nice dinner on the road.

Cheryl Bacon
20 days ago
Reply to  Goldie

I think it is cool how they have hookups in multiple places on each campsite. The casino also has an amazing amount and choice of restaurants.

Jennifer Fuller
21 days ago

We have stayed at Casinos often! Some have been free with electric only, some have been beautiful FHU RV parks on the property for as little as $155/week.

Mike M
21 days ago

We have stayed at 7 Feathers Resort in Canyonville, OR many times. They have 2 RV areas to stay. One is a very nice paid RV park with all the amenities and it is in a quiet area West from I-5 just and the casino. The other is free and no amenities, but level spots. It in a parking lot just north of the casino. Both are patrolled by security. We usually just use it as an over night rest stop. We also take advantage of the low cost and big scoops of Tillamook Ice cream they sell inside by the hotel check-in desk.

Ron L
21 days ago
Reply to  Mike M

Right up the street from the Casino is Ken’s Sidewalk Cafe. Probably the best burger I have ever had.

Ken
21 days ago

If we have to pay to camp at a casino we typically won’t go in to play or eat – even if they give us coupons. If the camping is free, we’ll try to at least have the buffet and maybe try our luck at the slots.
We feel safe at a casino because there is always security and will almost always choose a casino over a Walmart for an overnight on the road.

Joseph
21 days ago

We never have stayed at a casino, but would definitely give it a try if our travel plans made it feasible.

CTK
21 days ago

Don’t discard Casino RV Parks when researching potential places to stay. Some are very nice. Not to mention, casinos have great eating places, and usually offer a variety of restaurants.

Brenda
21 days ago

The last time we drove from Ohio to Alaska and back, we started staying at casinos. After a really long day of driving, it was nice to have a place where we could walk the dog and then walk ourselves around the casino and enjoy some people watching. We have a truck camper, so leg-stretching is at a minimum when we are stopped for the night.

Keith
21 days ago

The occasion has never arrived. But that doesn’t mean I might not try it in the future! Anything is possible, my lovely wife and I have been living in our 5th wheel for over a year now and wherever the wheels stop that’s home for the night!
Happy trails!

Last edited 21 days ago by Keith
Douglas C Rutz
21 days ago

If you keep talking about this, the casino parking will be ruined just like Walmart lots.

Cheryl Bacon
20 days ago
Reply to  Douglas C Rutz

Nope, never will happen…too much security. You do not want to mess with Casino security and if it is the Tribal Police, they do not let much slide at all. You mess with them I guarantee you will regret it.

Douglas C Rutz
18 days ago
Reply to  Douglas C Rutz

I got a lot of negativity for my response to this poll. I seldom stay at Walmart or a casino and if I do I prefer the casino. To better explain my comment I copied this paragraph from an rvtravel.com article. One by one, however, Walmart stores that once allowed overnight stays have erected “No Parking” signs because of abuse. Too many times, RVers have leaked sewer tank waste onto parking lots or intentionally dumped it into storm drains. Others have dripped motor oil, left bags of trash, ruined asphalt with their leveling jacks, or pulled out lounge chairs and grills as if the parking lot were a campground.”

Sorry if everyone thought I was being selfish. If everyone would respect our neighbors and their property there would have been no need for my comment.

livingboondockingmexicol
21 days ago

On a trip through the southwestern U.S., we stayed in several casinos and found it to be a fun experience. Some even had hookups at no charge while others charged $ for a site.